Perth weather: City set for hottest day since March with warm weather here to stay
Perth is set for its hottest day since March, with the warm weather here to stay (until next week at least!)
After much of the State was smashed by rain early in the week, a ridge of high pressure has moved to the east, taking with it the wet and wild conditions.
“Under the ridge we don’t really see many clouds, so we can expect clear skies (in Perth) and warmer temperatures… winds will also be pretty light,” Jessica Lingard, Duty Forecaster at the Bureau of Meteorology in Perth said.
“We can expect very pleasant weather over Friday, Saturday and Sunday… summer starts in a week so we will see things heating up.”
In even more good news, the “pleasant” weather is set to hang around until at least the end of next week.
The mercury is set to top 30C on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, peaking at 34C on Saturday, making it Perth’s warmest day since March 29, when it reached 39C.
Perth’s highest October temperature was 33.2C, and the warmest day in November so far hit 32.2C.
Severe thunderstorm warnings for Mandurah, Bunbury, Busselton and Margaret River were cancelled on Sunday afternoon.
However, Perth was hit with rain on Monday morning, with more than 6mm falling.
“Considering how late it is in the season, that rainfall is not too bad for Perth at this time of year,” Duty Forecaster Luke Huntington said on Monday.
“But the rest of November is going to bring quite a change.
“We’ve got a slow-medium to high pressure system to the south of the State for the remainder of the week.
“We’re actually going for an extended period of dry and warm to hot weather pretty much for the next seven days.”
Tuesday: 25C, mostly sunny
Wednesday: 29C, sunny
Thursday: 32C, sunny
Friday: 33C, sunny
Saturday: 34C, sunny
Sunday: 33C, sunny
Monday: 29C, sunny
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